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EST Ambassadors on the role of youth in decision-making

In or out? Open access to decision-making for all young Europeans Decision-making is arguably the most important element of politics. The decisions made in parliaments and institutions all over Europe, at all levels, define both the surroundings that we live… Continue Reading →

The EST hosts a Citizens’ Consultation for Europe at the French National Assembly

As part of the IdentifyEUrope campaign, the EST hosted a Youth Debate on the European feeling in France on May 24th 2018 at the French National Assembly. Officially recognised as a Citizens’ Consultation for Europe by the French General Secretariat… Continue Reading →

Visegrád perspectives: Fuss about refugees in the Czech Republic

In this new series of articles, EST ambassadors of Visegrád countries will focus a certain issue in their country. This article concentrates on refugees in the Czech Republic and will focus on two different aspects: the political one and media… Continue Reading →

EST Visit to the European Commission

The EST visited the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 20th. Our group of students had the opportunity to meet Mark Corner, member of the Directorate-General for Communication. They learnt more about the role of the Commission as the… Continue Reading →

The Role of Integration Theories in European Union Law

Background The European Union has a number of key values, which are commonly known – maintain peace, promote economic cooperation, sustain democracy and the rule of law, to name a few – most of which can be found in Art…. Continue Reading →

Premier league or Championship? The EU in and after the Czech election

The Czech Elections on October 20th-21st changed the Czech political landscape dramatically. The winner was the recently founded political party ANO, which received 26 percent of the popular vote. After the ANO, three parties gained around 11 percent of the… Continue Reading →

The Rule of Law in Today’s Poland

For a very long time Poland has been seen as the epitome of a successful political and economic transformation from socialism to a capitalist regime. This sweet picture started collapsing two years ago. In fact, the ultra conservative party Law… Continue Reading →

Hungarian Presidency of the Visegrad Group 2017-2018 – Positions on the EU’s Institutional Future

The Visegrad Group (V4) consists of four culturally similar and similarly developed countries: Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic[1]. The group was formed in early 1991, less than two years after the collapse of communism, in order to rise… Continue Reading →

Making Citizens Great Again: a Reflection on the State of the Union

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, held his State of the Union address in Strasbourg on 13 September 2017. Herein he reiterated what he deems to have been successful during the last year and how he would like the EU… Continue Reading →

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